The health benefits of honey and ginger in treating respiratory problems are unmatched by any other concoction. Further, honey is an excellent medium for transmitting the benefits of herbs such as ginger to the body. Both honey and ginger have their individual health benefits and the combination provides additional uses.
The health benefits of honey and ginger spice include the following:
• Respiratory problems: The mixture of honey and ginger is an excellent expectorant and therefore provides instant relief to a person suffering from cough, cold, sore throat, and runny nose.
• Asthma: It is also believed that a mixture of honey and ginger along with black pepper is capable of treating or reducing the effect of asthma.
• Indigestion: Ginger and honey are also available in the form of ginger honey tonic. It is believed that this tonic or syrup is a good digestive aid due to the inherent digestive properties of ginger. Further both ginger and honey have antioxidant properties thereby increasing the immunity of the body. Therefore, consumption of one tea spoonful of ginger and honey tonic is very useful for people who have a weak digestive system.
Therefore, many people, especially in India, always keep have both ginger and honey in their house and prepare mixture whenever someone falls ill due to cold or cough.The best way to consume ginger and honey is to mix one tea spoonful of ginger root juice with one tea spoonful of honey. Ginger honey crystals are also available in the market. The crystallized ginger and honey retain most of the health benefits present in a fresh preparation and are meant for instant preparation of a drink of ginger and honey.
Ginger honey candies are also very popular. If your throat is congested and you are not able to speak properly, you should eat candied ginger and honey as it clears the throat immediately. Ginger honey candies are also useful during traveling. They help in dealing with motion sickness.Honey can also be added to ginger for improving its taste. Honey acts as sweetener, thereby making ginger more palatable. Further, honey can be added to ginger bread, ginger cookies, ginger ale, ginger beer, carrot ginger soup, ginger punch, ginger biscuits, ginger snap, ginger cake, and various other ginger recipes to enhance the taste of these recipes.Honey is also often added to ginger root tea or ginger and cinnamon tea. You can replace sugar (if you add any) with honey while preparing the ginger tea and thus make your ginger tea healthier.(source: OrganicFacts)